Ranking The 30 Best NBA Players Right Now

28. Andre Drummond


It’s not Drummond’s fault that Detroit is the epitome of mediocre. The big man out of UConn gobbles up rebounds effortlessly. A combination of sheer size and sudden vertical quickness had Drummond averaging 16.0 RPG this past year (including 5.1 offensive boards per contest). Drummond also averaged 1.6 BPG and 1.5 SPG — furthering the notion that he truly is on the cusp of becoming an elite defender in this league.

At only 24 years of age, Drummond is just scratching the surface on his immense upside. He still has available growth as it pertains to improving on post moves. There is one good sign for both Detroit and Drummond. This past year, his free-throw percentage skyrocketed from an abysmal 38.6-percent to 60.5 percent. If he were to play for a more successful franchise, Drummond would surely be a hot commodity.

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